Cask No. 39.236The Scotch Malt Whisky Society
Cask No. 39.236
After eight years in ex-bourbon wood, we moved this into a first-fill oloroso hogshead. The nose suggested pot-pourri in a mahogany bowl and eating butterscotch and orange travel sweets, sitting on a sunny beach. The palate started with oak tannins, citrus peel and apple skins, but then settled into marmalade, apricot jam and teasing traces of sweet sherry and tobacco. The reduced nose combined strawberry laces and roasted peach with an evocation of dusty bodegas in Jerez. The palate now had brown sugar and charred pineapple, lemon meringue pie and gooseberry tart, with the texture of fruit sweets wrapped in waxed paper.
Cask: First-fill Oloroso hogshead
Age: 10 years
Date distilled: September 2010
USA allocation: 60 bottles